Visit of Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, to José Manuel Barroso
Thorbjørn Jagland, recently elected (on 1 October 2009) Secretary General of the Council of Europe, met José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, on 19 October 2009.
The discussions included a review of the cooperation between the Council of Europe and the European Commission, since the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding in 2007. They also focused on EU/Council of Europe cooperation and relations with Russia, in view of Thorbjørn Jagland's planned visit to Moscow. Also on the agenda were the preparations for EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) with the Lisbon Treaty. SHOTLISTLINK